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Zachary Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \z(a)-cha-ry\
Number in U.S 👶 540,000
Rate in 2021 242
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew , English

Zachary Name Meaning

Meaning and originality:

Zachary is an English masculine personal name derived from Zacharias. Zachariah itself is the Latin form of the Hebrew “Zekharyahu” (זְכַרְיָה) which means “Yahweh has remembered”, This name include two Hebrew elements: “yahu” (Yahweh, God) and “zakhar” (he remembered). In the Bible we see several people who have some versions of this name: Zachariah, Zechariah and Zacharias. For instance, Zechariah was a prophet who lived in the 6th century B.C. during reign of the Persian King Darius (The king who let the Jews to go back to Babylonian and re-build their temple) who was friendly to Jews.

Zachary is a Top 50 favorite baby boy’s name in England, Canada and Australia and a Top 75 in the United States. Zach is a common short form.

Here are some famous people named Zachary:

Zachary Taylor (U.S. President)
Zachary Scott (actor)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name him Zachary?

As a name, Eden suggests that you have a pioneering spirit. You are a natural born leader who is highly focused and designs everything around achieving his goals. Enduring difficulty to try out new things is normal to you. It makes you angry that you have to do too many unimportant things. You are independent and decisive.  You are also energetic and confident.

to be uncertain and uncertainty creates an inner battle for you. Sometimes, you might find it difficult to share what is in your mind. Unfortunately, you’ll give up when you face a more aggressive person. It is because you try to avoid tension. You do not like to use force.

You might not be aware of this but you have a hidden power over other people; you must explore this power. You attract, influence, and inspire people. You are lively, cheerful, optimistic, and charismatic. It is in your personality to see the glass half full.

How do people react to you?

When people hear your name, they think that you are strong and powerful. You radiate a raw power that can make you look confident. This raw power can also make you intimidating. You must be persuaded to join others in their endeavors.  You can be egocentric. Even if you are not, people might think that you are wealthy.

People have a positive perception about this name and believe that this name is formal and strong.

Lucky colors: All yellows, ocher, bronze, gold, orange

Lucky day(s): Sunday


Zachary was very popular among the Puritans but the name didn’t see a huge frequency until the latter stages of the 20th century. Zachary's debut on America’s Top 1000 list was in 1946. Then, after 30 years it reached the Top 100 in 1976. From there the name pretty much went gangbusters. Its best year was in 1994 when it reached the 12th spot.

There are several reasons why this name is so appealing: it has strong connections to the Bible, there are not many names that start with Z, its short form (Zach) sounds very cool, and he’s a strong Number One in numerology.

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3/6/2023 5:41:34 AM

When and if I ever have a little girl her middle name will be Gracelyn. (Elena Gracelyn)

3/4/2023 8:43:40 AM

It's a beautiful name, masculine in nature. It's a name both muslims and christians do answer. so It's unique.

3/3/2023 1:55:08 PM

Why would you torure you children by naming them last names? Seems to be inspired from deep intellectual talks that began at barnes and noble. The oohs and ahhs came while drinking a mocha latte right before the yoga class, which brings out the "freedom" in you. How unique. Madison is one of your nieces I bet.

3/3/2023 8:55:22 AM

We couldn't decide on Zachary or Zachariah. We gave in to Zachary. Myself and his older sister are the only ones that call him by his given name. Everyone else calls him Zach.

3/3/2023 7:27:12 AM

My cousin's name is Zachary but we call him Zach. He is five years old and is very funny! He all ready has his adult voice!!

3/2/2023 10:38:12 PM

I like Zac spelled Zachery best. I think it looks better this way.

2/27/2023 3:31:52 AM

I named my first son Zachary, I love the name and all variations of it. We his parents call him Zachy often and his preschool friends and teachers call him Zach. He says he prefers to go by Zach. It is just a cool name all around with a powerful meaning.

2/25/2023 11:19:04 PM

My fiance is named Zach. He hates it when people call him Zak with a k or Zac with a c and no h. And he can't imagine being a 65-year-old Zachary. None of the four people in this room have met an old Zach. But, we like the name.

2/14/2023 9:53:12 AM


1/22/2023 5:01:00 PM

I know this guy named Zach and he's really awesome. I love the name becuz of him! I'm definitely going to name one of my kids, Zachary! And call him Zach for short, tho...

1/21/2023 9:54:50 PM

I named my son (born this past July) Zachary but we call him Zach. I love the name. Every Zach i've known has been both a decent and fun spirit and it fits my son - he's very inquisitive and is always ready with a smile. I still haven't decided how we'll spell it - Zach, or Zac but I guess that's something he can decide when he's old enough :)

1/20/2023 8:03:06 PM

So my mother though Zachary was an uncommon name when she first named me, but looking at this graph it appears it was THE most popular when she named me. Quite ironic. Anyway, it feels weird looking at all these people with the name Zac(h[k])... It's like reading what your clone posts. But I do like my name very much.

1/12/2023 4:16:20 AM

Zach makes me think of a fun, smart, active kid who Isn't too full of himself. Love the name Zachary!

1/10/2023 2:53:56 AM

I do like the name zachary ~ this is my husbands name and he does not like it AT ALL. Only those who want to make him angry call him Zachary as he will quickly tell you his name is Zach. He was zach the lego maniac as a kid and hated it! ha

1/5/2023 11:51:30 PM

Don't like it. 'Zach' sounds just like 'Sack' - so awful!

1/4/2023 8:49:14 PM

HI'my name is Zac (well Zachary but i tell everybody my names zac cuss i hate the name Zachary!)

1/3/2023 7:50:24 PM

zackary is a cute name and every guy i know named zackary is cute lol like zackary becker that is in my 3 periods hot hot hot hot hot hot

1/3/2023 11:54:18 AM

My brother name is Zachary I think its a cool name and more boys should have zachary as a name.

12/23/2022 11:09:38 PM

I love the name Zachary, and I also think that the nickname Zach is really cool too !!! If I ever have a baby boy I will absolutely name him Zachary... I said to myself a long time ago that if I ever have a baby boy I will name him Zachary just because I love that name !!!

12/18/2022 9:26:28 AM

I like Zac a lot better It's more modern and funky!! Just like Jesse!

12/11/2022 12:16:32 PM

My name is Zachary and I think it is the best name in the world (no offence). If you are thinking about giving your childs name Zachary I think you should go for it, and he will be happy because I am happy my name is Zachary.

12/5/2022 7:51:42 AM

I always thought by naming my youngest son zachary that he would be called zac for short... this wasnt the case... due to having young kids in the family, he quickly became zaccy... I hated it to begin with, but i think i use it more then anyone now...

11/22/2022 4:16:28 PM

I love the name , its unique but not so much that It'sticks out too much, its cool having a name that'starts with a Z. Im glad im not named something extremely popular.

11/21/2022 10:17:52 AM

My son name is spelled Zacharie I Love it.

11/11/2022 9:18:32 AM

this name reminds of a scrawny guy...i like it though (:

11/1/2022 2:26:32 AM

I love the name, I have a 10 month old and he is very, very active. (He was named after his great-great grandfather Zachariah) However, we are thinking about changing his middle name to Dylan just to give him an alternative if he doesn't want to go by Zach as he gets older. I love the meaning, but it can sound kinda young when a boy is becoming a teen-ager. Any thoughts?? I would like to hear from some older Zachary's if I can. thx.

10/30/2022 12:28:52 AM

my full name is zachary and im a leo. i usually go be zack. :) i was looking to see if there are any common things about "zacks''. IM TURNING 21 IN I LOOK 14, it gets annoying when 99% of new people, even friends..Cant help but telling you, you look so young. i have gotten used to it for the most part. im still a classic "leo" when is comes to personality.. but it is becoming a lot harder to be social and meet new people. so my real question here is, i honestly dont know? is there light at the end of the tunnel, or any light at all???

10/24/2022 10:48:40 PM

Not Zach.. Zachary is very powerful and beautiful name.

10/20/2022 3:54:02 AM

This is my sons name and means "Little Warrior" in Irish. There is no better name, other than my little girls name

10/19/2022 12:37:06 PM

My son's name is Zachary, he is 16 and prefers Zak. If I had to do it all over I would have named him Zachariah instead, it is far less common.

10/18/2022 11:20:38 AM

My son who is 10 months is Zachary Austin. I love the name It's manly and strong name unlike some of these trendy sissy boy names. Zachary is a tried and true name. My husband did ask, can we spell his shortened version Zac? I thought it was neat.

10/17/2022 8:03:42 PM

Zachary.... hmm.... A annoying brother but I still love him sometimes

10/7/2022 11:11:14 PM

My husband wanted to name our son Zachary. We used the traditional spelling so he wouldnt have problems like in school and such. I didnt think of it as a very grown up "manly" name but it has grown on me. We call him Zack for short. We spell it with a ck, cause I think it looks better than Zach.

10/5/2022 1:35:06 PM

My name is Zack (short for Zachary) and I always get questioned on how to spell it. Recently I was thinking about switching to "ZACH" since it makes sense, however I have chosen'to spell it ZACK for as long as I can remember. Thanks to the comment on the abbreviations on Michael (Mike) and Nicholas (Nick) from a previous post I will proudly continue with Zack. I suggest you do the'same as well. By the way, "ZAC" is just weird, don't put your kid through that kind of torture!

9/23/2022 7:27:06 PM

my husbands name is zachery. and he spells is nickname Zac also. Z.A.C. is also his initials. I love his name so much that we are naming our baby after him when he is born later this year.

9/19/2022 12:35:26 PM


9/19/2022 9:03:50 AM

My oldest son's name is Zachary and he loves it! He likes for me to call him Zachy and likes to tell everyone we meet his name. I am really glad I chose it, it Isn't weird and It'starts with a "Z" so of course it is fun to say.

9/12/2022 6:21:50 PM

I named my son Zackory. My friend gave me the idea. 'Kory' is my husband's middle name. So we changed Zachary to Zackory. I love it and It'suits the little guy!

9/8/2022 7:23:18 AM

My brothe's name is Zach and no one ever'spells it right. We just call him Bubba

8/17/2022 4:53:42 AM

I really like this name. It really does sound like it would be a boy's name and It'suits the male gender well.

8/2/2022 4:16:48 PM

My incredible son is Zachary (beautiful and brilliant). People want to call him ZACK.....but he prefers if they do, to spell it ZACK! In sports, his nickname was Zippy...he loved that too! Maxie

7/7/2022 3:20:06 PM

Zachary Quinn Asare Bediako... Jehovah remembers the wise warrior... My oldest brother took the place of my father growing up and he never had children so to honor him I named my oldest son Zachary. I always liked the name Quinn and our surname means warrior. His name fits him to a T.

6/23/2022 8:06:18 PM

the guy from Pokemon was named Lance and he was a total baller. I'm naming my sons Lance 1, 2, and 5 because of him.

6/22/2022 8:25:12 AM

Everyone likes my name. I think It's a cool name. I'meet people all the time named Zach. There is like 20 guys namede Zach at my high school.

6/10/2022 3:30:54 PM

I Know alot of people named Zachary and their all a pain in the neck! One's my Cousin and he's the best of them all.

6/8/2022 7:42:00 AM

does spelling really matter? if it is spelled zackary, does it take away from the meaning?

6/7/2022 4:08:42 PM

Im a Zac (Zachary) and I like it. I feel its different but normal, with several possible spellings. I really cant stand to spell my name with the "ch" cuz I think of the "ch" like in catch so I have to have it with a "k" or just a "c". I cant go with Zachary cuz its too long for me. I also cant go by Zack with the "K" cuz here in Germany It means something horrible for a name'so I just Keep It'simple Zac. :)

4/6/2022 4:27:36 AM

dear alu and dina, you have chosen a very good name. the 12th president of the usa was named zachary taylor. more important: in hebrew it means 'remember the Lord.' hopefully Zachary's coming in our family will bring G'd's blessings to all of us. Dina .. you stay cool. read good books. pls pass on this email to alu.. messages emailed from hotmail do not go thro. ema wants to know if everything went well at the docs. G'd bless you all pappi

3/29/2022 6:57:00 PM

I love the musical lilt to the name Zachary, the three syllables flow nicely. Also, the fuzzy Z followed by the hard "k" in the middle makes it very masculine sounding without being too harsh. Great name.

3/8/2022 5:58:30 AM

I named my 2 year old Zachary Mason. I get annoyed when people call him Zach. he's only 2, not 12!! I think the name Zachary is strong, powerful, & It's not the'same as every other kid on the playground.

2/6/2022 6:47:06 AM

My doctors name is Zachary Leg, very unusual since he was born in communist China. Apparently he is gifted in martial arts and acupuncture therapy. Although I don't call him anything other than Dr. Leg, he once told me that in China 'zac' is a common addition to many names, but is silent when pronounced....not sure why he told me this, but very inter'sting. If you are ever in need of a good doctor who specializes in skin growth disorders, Dr. Zachary Leg is one of the best in the greater Las Vegas area.

12/31/2021 12:43:30 PM

My name is Zachary. Go by Zaq though. The best way to say it is moaning, with a not Asian accent.

12/3/2021 6:36:18 PM

My name is Zachary, and I'm 13. I go by Zack because people have always called me that. I hate it when people spell my name Zach because the "h" at the end of the name makes people pronounce it rhyming with cat"ch". But other than that issue, I love the name because nobody else at my school has it.

11/8/2021 8:11:42 PM

I'm 29 and had a friend from grad school who went by Zach. He was a nice, popular guy! I don't think It'sounds too young at all, It's a good name even for an adult. I would definitely consider it for my baby, if I was having one. :) Zachary or Zach is a fine name, so I would save "Dylan" for his brother, in case you have another boy.

10/21/2021 1:06:00 AM

Its p sweet my names Zachary i've gone by Zac pretty much my entire life.

10/12/2021 5:44:06 AM

I spell it with a "k" and most of the time people spell it wrong.

8/11/2021 10:24:54 PM

My name is Zachary. I shorten it to Zack. I'm going into my senior year in High School, but the newspaper'still spells my name Zach. That is really the only time there is a mix-up with my name.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Zachary?
The origin of the name Zachary is Hebrew , English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Zachary?
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*️⃣ How many people are named Zachary?
Almost 540000 people are named Zachary.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Zachary?
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